About Lighthouse Mansfield

Please note Lighthouse Mansfield will NOT be running in 2021

What is Lighthouse?

A Christian holiday club which gets the summer holidays off to a great start. Lighthouse started in Great Missenden in 1987 and has continued to grow. There are now 13 Lighthouses - Beaconsfield, Bletchley South, Bourne End, Burnham, Cressex, Great Missenden, Hazlemere, High Wycombe, Langley, Mansfield, Marlow, Princes Risborough, Shelswell and of course Mansfield!

What goes on at Lighthouse?

At the start and finish of the day everyone is together for worship, teaching, drama, competitions, etc. In between children have a programme of games, performing arts and craft, plus sessions to explore the day's theme. The 10s and 11s age group have a choice of workshops.

Where and when?

Lighthouse Mansfield takes place on the first full week of the summer holidays. The location for Lighthouse Mansfield is Queen Elizabeth's Academy, 150 Chesterfield Road South Mansfield Nottingham NG19 7AP.

What are the timings?

5-11's: 10.00 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.

Who is in charge of the children?

Lighthouse is run by volunteers.  Children are in year-groups, which are broken down into smaller Lighthouse groups. Each Lighthouse has a Lighthouse Keeper (leader) and Lamplighters (assistants). Specialist teams help with craft, performing arts and games. We take up references for all helpers and police check adults.

Groups

Year groups are based on a child's age on 31 August. If you ask in advance, it may be possible for a child to join a younger age group to be with a friend or sibling. Friends arriving together on day 1 have the best chance of being in the same Lighthouse.

What about younger children?

Children aged 4 have a half-day programme on each Lighthouse site. There is also a half-day programme for parents-and-toddlers called "Little Lighthouse". There is no need to pre-book Parents & Toddlers.

Children with special needs

We welcome applications for children with special needs. We have a special facility “The Space” for children who find it difficult to participate in other groups. We will do all we can to accommodate such applications but in order to ensure the appropriate support is in place it is essential that you tell us well in advance if your child has additional help at school or has an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).

How much does it cost?

Running Lighthouse costs about £50 per child. We do not charge to attend, but rely on your donations. Details of how to give are sent with tickets.

What happens next?

Volunteer registration is now open.

Only volunteers' children, grandchildren or volunteers’ younger siblings are guaranteed places. After this, places are given on a first come, first served basis. We will write to you in late June as soon as we have allocated places.

Lighthouse Mansfield is a registered charity No. 1164680